MullenLowe Ramps up Sri Lanka Operations with New Ultramodern Office
Dated: January 21, 2017
MullenLowe Sri Lanka, the local office of the MullenLowe network – a member of the Interpublic Group (IPG), has opened business at 125, Kynsey Road, Colombo – 7, on 19 January under the patronage of Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Eran Wickramaratne. MullenLoweLintas Group- Regional President, South &South East Asia and Group Chairman and CEO,Joseph George and the regional team. Stacked with five floors and incorporating 8,000sqft of space, this new building is set to become one of the city’s most stimulating workspaces and a symbol of the agency’s creative spirit. This coincides with the accelerated growth momentum and heightened commitment from the Interpublic Group (IPG), one of the most progressive and exciting marketing services groups in the world.
MullenLowe’s acquisition of LDBLintas was a timely reaffirmation of the group’s commitment to partner brands in Sri Lanka. “As a people first company, we want our new premises to be a reflection of our ambition and to be an incubator for ideas and exciting careers,” said, MullenLowe Sri Lanka CEO,Thayalan Bartlett,”It will be home to some of Sri Lanka’s most talented and dynamic ad professionals who currently hold the tile of Agency of the year 2015 for Effie awards in Sri Lanka.”
In line with this renewed commitment to nurturing talent and harnessing ideas, the office has designated creative spaces that allow people to get away from the regular hustle of the day and be undisturbed as they mull over an idea. With sweeping views of the city scape, the club floor that resides at the top of the building has a pub, pool table and gaming consoles for team members to unwind after a long day in their creatively demanding roles.
While the office is primarily designed to help the gestation of creativity, MullenLowe Sri Lanka understands the impact humans have on the environment and has thoughtfully managed the carbon footprint of its new office. The design facilitates the free flow of wind and natural light. The building also uses energy conserving lights and electrical equipment to reduce its impact on the environment.
MullenLowe Sri Lanka is the local office of the MullenLowe Group, a member of the Interpublic Group (IPG) headquartered in New York. Interpublic (IPG) www.interpublic.com is one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. MullenLowe Sri Lanka was formerly known as Lowe LDB, an agency that started its operations in the country as LDB Lintas way back in 1993. Seeing the emerging potential in Sri Lanka, IPG further strengthened its commitment by acquiring a 100% stake in the agency in 2015. A majority of MullenLowe’s (srilanka.mullenlowe.com) comes from FMCG giant Unilever. In addition, it works with some of the country’s leading brands including Ceylon Cold Stores, Dialog, Hemas, Laugfs, LOLC, Mastercard, Nations Trust Bank and FairFirst Insurance to name a few.
MullenLowe Group is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. The network is present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies and posts annual revenues of over US$7.6 billion. Working with several of the world’s most iconic brands including Etihad, Google, Harley Davidson, Hyatt, IKEA, Jet Blue, Johnson and Johnson, Nespresso and Unilever, MullenLowe has consistently been ranked among the most awarded creative and effective agency networks in the world.